Deputy President William Ruto has said he is ready to reconcile with President Uhuru Kenyatta, a day after catholic bishops offered to broker a truce between the two.
During a meeting with grassroots leaders from Kandara Constituency on Thursday, September 16, Ruto heeded to the calls of the clergy to reconcile with his boss for the sake of the country’s peace.
“I am ready, the bishops have said they want to reconcile me with the president, I am ready, without any condition,” Ruto said.
Ruto blamed outsiders for the strained relationship between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta
“It is because I respect the president, he is my boss, there are just some cunning people who have come in to incite him to push me aside. But I am ready because we were elected together,” Ruto explained.
The deputy president fired at the ‘intruders’ for scaling their way into Jubilee Government even though they lost elections.
“Those who have been inciting should wait for the election. You cannot intrude a government that you did not create,” he said in an apparent reference to Raila Odinga and his ODM party members.
He told the Raila Odinga-led team that they have tried to push him away from the government, but will also find him in the next government after the 2022 General Election.
The calls to have William Ruto reconcile with President Uhuru were made by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday.
The clergymen argued there is a possibility that the strained relationship between Uhuru and Ruto will lead to unrest in the 2022 General Election.
Even as Ruto accuses Raila Odinga of inciting the president against him, the former Prime Minister on his part says he saved Uhuru from the oppression of his deputy.